Drug Res (Stuttg) 2017; 67(04): 198-203
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-112810
Review
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Advances in Silver Nanotechnology: An Update on Biomedical Applications and Future Perspectives

Shiva Gholizadeh-Ghaleh Aziz
1  Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia, Iran
2  Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Advanced Medical Sciences, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
3  Biotechnology Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
4  Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), Tehran, Iran
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Sara Gholizadeh-Ghaleh Aziz
3  Biotechnology Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
4  Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), Tehran, Iran
5  Department of Food Science and Technology, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran
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Abolfazl Akbarzadeh
7  Stem Cell Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
8  Student Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
6  Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Tabriz, Iran
4  Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council (INIC), Tehran, Iran
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Further Information

Publication History

received 17 June 2016

accepted 12 July 2016

Publication Date:
16 February 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

Nanotechnology is one of the most promising fields for producing new applications in nanotechnology, biotechnology, and medicine. However, only a few products have been used for nanotechnology, biotechnology, and medical purposes. Nanoparticles have been among the most usually applied nanomaterial in our health care system for hundreds of years. The most prominent nano product is nano silver which generally present at 1–100 nm in size in at least one dimension. Silver nanoparticles reveal remarkably unusual chemical, physical and biological properties and have been used for many different applications which detailed in this review. This review is focusing on the different form of silver nanoparticles and its nanotechnological, biotechnological and medical applications.